Hotel Monge ligger i det 5: Room is clean and has well maintained kitchen facility. Comfortable rooms with great bathrooms.
Hotellet erbjuder en timmars reception och ljudisolerade rum med gratis Wi-Fi. The hotel was in an excellent location.
Centrally located hotel with extremely helpful staff also speak good english. Ange en giltig e-postadress. Imponerande utbud av god fransk mat.
De strejkande taxibilarna hade blockerat hela Paris. De ville inte ha konkurrens! Frukosten var god och riklig. Vi fick bra tips i receptionen.
Rent, ljust och trevligt. Bra och stort rum. Everything, beautiful hotel, great location, staff incredibly friendly and helpful.
Staff were excellent and hotel overall magnificent. Boende Flyg Hyrbilar Flygtaxi. Letar du efter erbjudanden i Paris? Inatt 2 feb — 3 feb. Denna helg 8 feb — 10 feb.
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Staff were excellent and hotel overall magnificent Visa mer Visa mindre. Late in the 19th century, Paris hosted two major international expositions: By , the population of Paris had grown to 2,, It was the birthplace of Fauvism , Cubism and abstract art ,   and authors such as Marcel Proust were exploring new approaches to literature.
During the First World War , Paris sometimes found itself on the front line; to 1, Paris taxis played a small but highly important symbolic role in transporting 6, soldiers to the front line at the First Battle of the Marne.
The city was also bombed by Zeppelins and shelled by German long-range guns. On 14 June , the German army marched into Paris, which had been declared an " open city ".
None of the children came back. In the s and the s, Paris became one front of the Algerian War for independence; in August , the pro-independence FLN targeted and killed 11 Paris policemen, leading to the imposition of a curfew on Muslims of Algeria who, at that time, were French citizens.
On 17 October , an unauthorised but peaceful protest demonstration of Algerians against the curfew led to violent confrontations between the police and demonstrators, in which at least 40 people were killed, including some thrown into the Seine.
In May , protesting students occupied the Sorbonne and put up barricades in the Latin Quarter. Thousands of Parisian blue-collar workers joined the students, and the movement grew into a two-week general strike.
Supporters of the government won the June elections by a large majority. The May events in France resulted in the break-up of the University of Paris into 13 independent campuses.
It was highly controversial, and it remains the only building in the centre of the city over 32 storeys high. In the early 21st century, the population of Paris began to increase slowly again, as more young people moved into the city.
In , President Nicolas Sarkozy launched the Grand Paris project, to integrate Paris more closely with the towns in the region around it.
After many modifications, the new area, named the Metropolis of Grand Paris , with a population of 6. Between July and October , a series of bombings carried out by the Armed Islamic Group of Algeria caused 8 deaths and more than injuries.
On 7 January , two French Muslim extremists attacked the Paris headquarters of Charlie Hebdo and killed thirteen people, in an attack claimed by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula ,  and on 9 January, a third terrorist, who claimed he was part of ISIL , killed four hostages during an attack at a Jewish grocery store at Porte de Vincennes.
On 3 February , a two-backpack-carrying, machete-wielding attacker shouting "Allahu Akbar" attacked soldiers guarding the Louvre museum after they stopped him because of his bags; the assailant was shot, and no explosives were found.
The city is spread widely on both banks of the river. Cfb which is affected by the North Atlantic Current. The overall climate throughout the year is mild and moderately wet.
Surprisingly warm or cool weather occurs frequently in both seasons. Snow falls every year, but rarely stays on the ground. The city sometimes sees light snow or flurries with or without accumulation.
However the city is known for intermittent abrupt heavy showers. The highest recorded temperature is For almost all of its long history, except for a few brief periods, Paris was governed directly by representatives of the king, emperor, or president of France.
The city was not granted municipal autonomy by the National Assembly until The current mayor is Anne Hidalgo , a socialist, elected 5 April The mayor of Paris is elected indirectly by Paris voters; the voters of each arrondissement elect the Conseil de Paris Council of Paris , composed of members.
Each arrondissement has a number of members depending upon its population, from 10 members for each of the least-populated arrondissements 1st through 9th to 36 members for the most populated the 15th.
The elected council members select the mayor. Sometimes the candidate who receives the most votes citywide is not selected if the other candidate has won the support of the majority of council members.
Once elected, the council plays a largely passive role in the city government, primarily because it meets only once a month. The current council is divided between a coalition of the left of 91 members, including the socialists, communists, greens, and extreme left; and 71 members for the centre-right, plus a few members from smaller parties.
The number of deputy mayors in each arrondissement varies depending upon its population. There are a total of 20 arrondissement mayors and deputy mayors.
The budget of the city for is 9. The number of city employees increased from 40, in to 55, in The largest part of the investment budget is earmarked for public housing million Euros and for real estate million Euros.
The Metropole covers square kilometres square miles and has a population of 6. The new structure is administered by a Metropolitan Council of members, not directly elected, but chosen by the councils of the member Communes.
By its basic competencies will include urban planning, housing and protection of the environment. Though the Metropole has a population of nearly seven million persons and accounts for 25 percent of the GDP of France, it has a very small budget; just 65 million Euros, compared with eight billion Euros for the City of Paris.
It is composed of members representing the different communes within the region. The Socialists had governed the region for seventeen years. The regional council has members from the Union of the Right, 66 from the Union of the Left and 22 from the extreme right National Front.
For the executive, the two chief officers each have their own official residences, which also serve as their offices.
The two houses of the French Parliament are located on the Left Bank. The President of the Senate , the second-highest public official in France the President of the Republic being the sole superior , resides in the "Petit Luxembourg", a smaller palace annexe to the Palais du Luxembourg.
Following the motto "Only Paris is worthy of Rome; only Rome is worthy of Paris";  the only sister city of Paris is Rome , although Paris has partnership agreements with many other cities around the world.
Paris returns 18 members to the National Assembly. The security of Paris is mainly the responsibility of the Prefecture of Police of Paris , a subdivision of the Ministry of the Interior of France.
It supervises the units of the National Police who patrol the city and the three neighbouring departments. It is also responsible for providing emergency services, including the Paris Fire Brigade.
There are 30, officers under the prefecture, and a fleet of more than 6, vehicles, including police cars, motorcycles, fire trucks, boats and helicopters.
In addition to traditional police duties, the local police monitors the number of discount sales held by large stores no more than two a year are allowed and verify that during summer holidays, at least one bakery is open in every neighbourhood.
Vans of CRS agents are frequently seen in the centre of the city when there are demonstrations and public events. The police are supported by the National Gendarmerie , a branch of the French Armed Forces , though their police operations now are supervised by the Ministry of the Interior.
The traditional kepis of the gendarmes were replaced in with caps, and the force modernised, though they still wear kepis for ceremonial occasions.
Crime in Paris is similar to that in most large cities. Violent crime is relatively rare in the city centre.
Political violence is uncommon, though very large demonstrations may occur in Paris and other French cities simultaneously.
These demonstrations, usually managed by a strong police presence, can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.
In modernising its infrastructure through the centuries, Paris has preserved even its earliest history in its street map.
Between and they rebuilt the city centre, created the wide downtown boulevards and squares where the boulevards intersected, imposed standard facades along the boulevards, and required that the facades be built of the distinctive cream-grey " Paris stone ".
They also built the major parks around the city centre. The most expensive residential streets in Paris in by average price per square meter were Avenue Montaigne 8th arrondissement , at 22, Euros per square meter; Place Dauphine 1st arrondissement 20, Euros ; and Rue de Furstemberg 6th arrondissement at 18, Euros per square meter.
The total number of residences in the city of Paris in was 1,,, up from a former high of 1,, in Among these, 1,, Sixty-two percent of its buildings date from and before, 20 percent were built between and , and only 18 percent of the buildings remaining were built after that date.
Social or public housing represented Its distribution varies widely throughout the city, from 2. On the night of February 15—16, , during a spell of cold weather, the City of Paris conducted a citywide count of homeless persons, carried out by two thousand volunteers.
They found 2, persons sleeping on the streets, and another in temporary shelters, for a total of 3, Paris became a department in itself, and the administration of its suburbs was divided between the three new departments surrounding it.
The official estimated population of the city of Paris was 2,, as of January 1, , according to INSEE, the official French statistical agency.
This is a decline of 59, from , close to the total population of the 5th arrondissement. Paris is the core of a built-up area that extends well beyond its limits: Eurostat , the statistical agency of the EU, places Paris 6.
It is slightly smaller than the Paris Region. The population of Paris today is lower than its historical peak of 2. The principal reasons were a significant decline in household size, and a dramatic migration of residents to the suburbs between and Factors in the migration included de-industrialisation, high rent, the gentrification of many inner quarters, the transformation of living space into offices, and greater affluence among working families.
According to Eurostat , the EU statistical agency, in the Commune of Paris was the most densely populated city in the European Union, with 21, people per square kilometre within the city limits the NUTS-3 statistical area , ahead of Inner London West, which had 10, people per square kilometre.
According to the same census, three departments bordering Paris, Hauts-de-Seine , Seine-Saint-Denis and Val-de-Marne , had population densities of over 10, people per square kilometre, ranking among the 10 most densely populated areas of the EU.
According to the French census, , residents of the City of Paris, or A further , in the City of Paris and in , in the Paris Region were born in foreign countries with French citizenship at birth.
The remaining group, people born in foreign countries with no French citizenship at birth, are those defined as immigrants under French law. According to the census, , residents of the city of Paris were immigrants from Europe , , were immigrants from the Maghreb , 70, from sub-Saharan Africa and Egypt , 5, from Turkey , 91, from Asia outside Turkey , 38, from the Americas , and 1, from the South Pacific.
In the Paris Region, , residents were immigrants from Europe , , were immigrants from the Maghreb , , from sub-Saharan Africa and Egypt , 69, from Turkey , , from Asia outside Turkey , , from the Americas , and 2, from the South Pacific.
French census data does not contain information about religious affiliation. In the same survey, 7 percent of residents identified themselves as Muslims, 4 percent as Protestants, 2 percent as Jewish, and 25 percent as without religion.
According to INSEE, the French government statistical office, between 4 and 5 million French residents were born or had at least one parent born in a predominantly Muslim country, particularly Algeria , Morocco , and Tunisia.
An IFOP survey in reported that, of immigrants from these predominantly Muslim countries, 25 percent went to the mosque regularly; 41 percent practised the religion, and 34 percent were believers but did not practice the religion.
The Jewish population of the Paris Region was estimated in to be ,, the largest concentration of Jews in the world outside of Israel and the United States.
The economy of the City of Paris is based largely on services and commerce; of the , enterprises in the city, At the census, The Paris Region had 5.
The largest of these, in terms of number of employees, is known in French as the QCA, or quartier central des affaires ; it is in the western part of the City of Paris, in the 2nd, 8th, 9th, 16th, and 18th arrondissements.
The largest sectors of activity in the central business district were finance and insurance 16 percent of employees in the district and business services 15 percent.
The district also includes a large concentration of department stores, shopping areas, hotels and restaurants, as well a government offices and ministries.
In , it was the workplace of , employees, of whom 38 percent worked in finance and insurance, 16 percent in business support services.
Another district, including Boulogne-Billancourt , Issy-les-Moulineaux and the southern part of the 15th arrondissement, is a centre of activity for the media and information technology.
The Paris Region economy has gradually shifted from industry to high-value-added service industries finance , IT services and high-tech manufacturing electronics, optics, aerospace, etc.
In the worldwide cost of living survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit , based on a survey made in September , Paris ranked as the seventh most expensive city in the world, and the second most expensive in Europe, after Zurich.
Paris proper manufacturing jobs dropped by 64 percent between and , and the Paris region lost 48 percent during the same period.
Most of this is due to companies relocating outside the Paris region. The southern Essonne department specialises in science and technology,  and the south-eastern Val-de-Marne , with its wholesale Rungis food market , specialises in food processing and beverages.
In the first trimester of , the unemployment rate in the city of Paris was 7. The provisional unemployment rate in the whole Paris Region was higher: It ranged from 7.
While Paris has some of the richest neighbourhoods in France, it also has some of the poorest, mostly on the eastern side of the city.
Twenty-five percent of residents in the 19th arrondissement lived below the poverty line; 24 percent in the 18th, 22 percent in the 20th and 18 percent in the 10th.
Greater Paris , comprising Paris and its three surrounding departments, received These included 12 million foreign visitors and Of foreign visitors, the greatest number came from the United States 2 million , Great Britain 1.
In , measured by the MasterCard Global Cities Destination Index, Paris was the third-busiest airline destination in the world, with This was followed by the Louvre Museum 8.
The centre of Paris contains the most visited monuments in the city, including the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Louvre as well as the Sainte-Chapelle ; Les Invalides , where the tomb of Napoleon is located, and the Eiffel Tower are located on the Left Bank south-west of the centre.
Several other much-visited landmarks are located in the suburbs of the city; the Basilica of St Denis , in Seine-Saint-Denis , is the birthplace of the Gothic style of architecture and the royal necropolis of French kings and queens.
In Greater Paris had 2, hotels, including 85 five-star hotels, with a total of , rooms. The Hotel Meurice , opened for British travellers in , was one of the first luxury hotels in Paris.
In addition to hotels, in Greater Paris had 84, homes registered with Airbnb , which received 2. The company paid the city government 7. For centuries, Paris has attracted artists from around the world, who arrive in the city to educate themselves and to seek inspiration from its vast pool of artistic resources and galleries.
As a result, Paris has acquired a reputation as the "City of Art". Painting and sculpture became the pride of the French monarchy and the French royal family commissioned many Parisian artists to adorn their palaces during the French Baroque and Classicism era.
Sculptors such as Girardon , Coysevox and Coustou acquired reputations as the finest artists in the royal court in 17th-century France.
Paris was in its artistic prime in the 19th century and early 20th century, when it had a colony of artists established in the city and in art schools associated with some of the finest painters of the times: The French Revolution and political and social change in France had a profound influence on art in the capital.
Paris was central to the development of Romanticism in art, with painters such as Gericault. The Golden Age of the School of Paris ended between the two world wars.
Photography came to occupy a central role in Parisian Surrealist activity, in the works of Man Ray and Maurice Tabard. The Louvre was the most visited art museum in the world in , with 8.
The second-most visited museum in the city, with 3. The Orsay displays French art of the 19th century, including major collections of the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists.
It is famous for its dinosaur artefacts, mineral collections, and its Gallery of Evolution. Theatre traditionally has occupied a large place in Parisian culture, and many of its most popular actors today are also stars of French television.
The music hall and cabaret are famous Paris institutions. The Moulin Rouge was opened in It was highly visible because of its large red imitation windmill on its roof, and became the birthplace of the dance known as the French Cancan.
Its stars in the s included the American singer and dancer Josephine Baker. A half dozen music halls exist today in Paris, attended mostly by visitors to the city.
Between the wars it was the home of many important expatriate writers, including Ernest Hemingway , Samuel Beckett , and, in the s, Milan Kundera.
The winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature , Patrick Modiano who lives in Paris , based most of his literary work on the depiction of the city during World War II and the s—s.
Paris is a city of books and bookstores. In the s, 80 percent of French-language publishing houses were found in Paris, almost all on the Left Bank in the 5th, 6th and 7th arrondissements.
Since that time, because of high prices, some publishers have moved out to the less expensive areas. There are about bookstores in the 5th arrondissement alone, plus another book stalls along the Seine.
In the late 12th century, a school of polyphony was established at Notre-Dame. Troubadours , from the south of France, were also popular.
The French royal family and courtiers "disported themselves in masques, ballets, allegorical dances, recitals, and opera and comedy", and a national musical printing house was established.
Carmen has since become one of the most popular and frequently-performed operas in the classical canon.
Bal-musette is a style of French music and dance that first became popular in Paris in the s and s; by Paris had some dance halls in the working-class neighbourhoods of the city.
Parisian and Italian musicians who played the accordion adopted the style and established themselves in Auvergnat bars especially in the 19th arrondissement,  and the romantic sounds of the accordion has since become one of the musical icons of the city.
Paris is the spiritual home of gypsy jazz in particular, and many of the Parisian jazzmen who developed in the first half of the 20th century began by playing Bal-musette in the city.
Immediately after the War the Saint-Germain-des-Pres quarter and the nearby Saint-Michel quarter became home to many small jazz clubs, mostly found in cellars because of a lack of space; these included the Caveau des Lorientais, the Club Saint-Germain, the Rose Rouge, the Vieux-Colombier, and the most famous, Le Tabou.
Most of the clubs closed by the early s, as musical tastes shifted toward rock and roll. Paris has a big hip hop scene. This music became popular during the s.
Later, most of the largest cinemas were divided into multiple, smaller rooms. European and Asian films are also widely shown and appreciated.
Since the late 18th century, Paris has been famous for its restaurants and haute cuisine , food meticulously prepared and artfully presented.
A luxury restaurant, La Taverne Anglaise, opened in in the arcades of the Palais-Royal by Antoine Beauvilliers ; it featured an elegant dining room, an extensive menu, linen tablecloths, a large wine list and well-trained waiters; it became a model for future Paris restaurants.
In , of the 27 Michelin three-star restaurants in France, ten are located in Paris. In addition to the classical restaurants, Paris has several other kinds of traditional eating places.
Its name is said to have come in from the Russian soldiers who occupied the city; "bistro" means "quickly" in Russian , and they wanted their meals served rapidly so they could get back their encampment.
Real bistros are increasingly rare in Paris, due to rising costs, competition from cheaper ethnic restaurants, and different eating habits of Parisian diners.
Beginning with the Paris Exposition of ; it became a popular kind of restaurant which featured beer and other beverages served by young women in the national costume associated with the beverage, particular German costumes for beer.
Paris has been an international capital of high fashion since the 19th century, particularly in the domain of haute couture , clothing hand-made to order for private clients.
Paris Fashion Week , held in January and July in the Carrousel du Louvre and other city locations, is among the top four events of the international fashion calendar, along with the fashion weeks in Milan, London and New York.
In , around 40 percent of Parisians held a licence -level diploma or higher, the highest proportion in France,  while 13 percent have no diploma, the third-lowest percentage in France.
The University of Paris , founded in the 12th century, is often called the Sorbonne after one of its original medieval colleges. It was broken up into thirteen autonomous universities in , following the student demonstrations in Most of the campuses today are in the Latin Quarter where the old university was located, while others are scattered around the city and the suburbs.
The National Institute of Sport and Physical Education , located in the 12th arrondissement, is both a physical education institute and high-level training centre for elite athletes.
There are several academic libraries and archives in Paris. The Sorbonne Library in the 5th arrondissement is the largest university library in Paris.
The final stage of the most famous bicycle racing in the world, Tour de France , always finishes in Paris. Tennis is another popular sport in Paris and throughout France; the French Open , held every year on the red clay of the Roland Garros National Tennis Centre,  is one of the four Grand Slam events of the world professional tennis tour.
The 17,seat Bercy Arena officially named AccorHotels Arena and formerly known as the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy is the venue for the annual Paris Masters ATP Tour tennis tournament and has been a frequent site of national and international tournaments in basketball, boxing, cycling, handball, ice hockey, show jumping and other sports.
The basketball team Levallois Metropolitans plays some of its games at the 4, capacity Stade Pierre de Coubertin.
Paris is a major rail, highway, and air transport hub. In addition, the Paris region is served by a light rail network of nine lines, the tramway: Paris is a major international air transport hub with the 5th busiest airport system in the world.
The city is served by three commercial international airports: Together these three airports recorded traffic of Orly Airport, located in the southern suburbs of Paris, replaced Le Bourget as the principal airport of Paris from the s to the s.
Internationally, air traffic has increased markedly in recent years between Paris and the Gulf airports , the emerging nations of Africa, Russia, Turkey, Portugal, Italy, and mainland China , whereas noticeable decline has been recorded between Paris and the British Isles , Egypt, Tunisia, and Japan.
The Paris region is the most active water transport area in France, with most of the cargo handled by Ports of Paris in facilities located around Paris.
These include piste cyclable bike lanes separated from other traffic by physical barriers such as a kerb and bande cyclable a bicycle lane denoted by a painted path on the road.
Electricity is provided to Paris through a peripheral grid fed by multiple sources. In , Mayor Chirac introduced the motorcycle-mounted Motocrotte to remove dog faeces from Paris streets.
Paris today has more than municipal parks and gardens, covering more than 3, hectares and containing more than , trees. After a tentative creation of several smaller suburban cemeteries, the Prefect Nicholas Frochot under Napoleon Bonaparte provided a more definitive solution in the creation of three massive Parisian cemeteries outside the city limits.
New suburban cemeteries were created in the early 20th century: It provides health care, teaching, research, prevention, education and emergency medical service in 52 branches of medicine.
The hospitals receive more than 5. AFP, as it is colloquially abbreviated, maintains its headquarters in Paris, as it has since Radio France Internationale , another public broadcaster is also based in the city.
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